Bau"ble (?), n. [Cf. OF. baubel a child's plaything, F. babiole, It. babbola, LL. baubellum gem, jewel, L. babulus,a baburrus, foolish.]


A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything.

The ineffective bauble of an Indian pagod. Sheridan.


The fool's club.

[Obs.] "A fool's bauble was a short stick with a head ornamented with an ass's ears fantastically carved upon it."



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